Jacamar Naturalist Tours, as an operator of touristic services, is compromised to keep improving. With the objective to look out for national and regional environment welfare. We also like to achieve environmental legislation as best as possible. And, then make sure the sustainable development of the country.
In addition, we are a member of the Touristic Sustainable Certification program created by Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (I.C.T). This program was created to categorize the level of sustainability of the different companies. The idea is to obtain the highest level of the sustainable model regarding environment, culture and economy.
Each and every company`s areas have a set of operation policies following an eco-friendly function. Consequently, we inform our employees, services providers and customers about our compromise about environmental development.
Waste Management (offices and warehouses)
Jacamar Tours recycling program
This program main objective is correctly and effectively separate the remains generated in offices and daily tour operation and send them to recycling. With this alternative the quantity of waste is progressively decreasing.
- Inform the co-workers about the program.
- Separate the materials to be recycled.
- Have different collection centers in the offices.
- Give and get the materials from/to the gatherers.
Jacamar has spaces in the vans and office buildings to deposit the remains generated during the tours/transfers services. With this alternative we avoid affecting or altering the protected areas we visit. Besides that, the wastes are carefully classified and taken them away to the closest collection center.
Natural Resources Conservation
We are always looking for the environmental communication internally and externally. The main purpose is to inform our final customers the different steps to protect the environment and how they can collaborate with the program.
Details about Wildlife and Flora
Observing the wildlife (birds, mammals, insects and plants) are part of our visitors’ experience. We observe them carefully to produce the less impact as possible. The idea is to avoid disturbing natural patterns and wildlife behavior.
We recognize and respect the management and jurisdiction done by the national parks administrators and the respective authorities. Besides that, we follow their regulations inside the national parks and biological reserves making the customers conscious about it.
Mammals and other native land and aquatic populations
We recognize the Northern area as a place where many kind of animal species co-exist with human population. It is very essential to keep our compromise with:
Avoid touching, getting close or interfere with the life of any animal species. We will be careful enough to not disturb any living creature. We won’t be giving them food even if they are docile. We won’t promote flights over fragile sites for direct observation.
We promote the use of local products as food, souvenirs or any other service we daily provide. We hire employees from the region. For that reason, we benefit the community and the economy of the people in the area.
We sponsor groups and institutions which participate in social, cultural or/and sport activities. We offer as a complementary service attractions to the communities where we operate.
We like to make and participate in cultural activities inside the company building, daily tour services and in the community. Besides, we create activities for the cultural protection and preservation. We also promote the cultural interaction between the tourists and the local communities.
We promote the use of local products as food, souvenirs or any other service we daily provide. We educate our tourists about natural resources preservation in a sustainable way. We benefit the community and the economy of the people in the area.